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When to Call Your Physician

Please contact your physician if you experience any of the following:

  • Bleeding that soaks a pad every hour for 2 hours or more
  • Foul odor from your vagina
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Unrelieved incision or abdominal pain
  • Swelling, redness, discharge or bleeding from your cesarean incision or episiotomy site
  • Your incision begins to separate
  • Problems urinating
  • No bowel movement within four days of delivery
  • Visual disturbance or severe headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Pain or redness in one or both breasts
  • Pain, warmth, tenderness, or swelling in legs (especially calf)
  • Frequent nausea and vomiting
  • Signs of postpartum depression
  • If you experience chest pain or problems breathing - call 911 immediately!

Last Updated: 12/30/2013